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Melcher Street IPA - Trillium Brewing Company

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Melcher Street IPAMelcher Street IPA

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51 Reviews
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Reviews: 51
Hads: 478
Avg: 4.44
pDev: 6.31%
Wants: 97
Gots: 73 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aedgett12 on 06-21-2014

This popular edition in our “Street” series of India Pale Ales spotlights the remarkably complex Mosaic hop. Melcher Street is hazy, pale orange in appearance and emits aromatic qualities of grapefruit, mild-earthy pine, and mango on the nose. Dank flavors of pine and green hop, along with juicy notes of tropical fruit, melon, and peach, are accentuated with crisp malt character, mild bitterness, and a soft, effervescent mouthfeel.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose

HOPS: Mosaic, Columbus
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Freshly tapped growler poured into an antique Pilsner glass

Two finger frothy white foam cap. Amazing lacings. Hazy yellow with faint carbonation

Aroma of pine & citrus , orange

Pine notes on the tip of the tongue and in the middle. Nice hop flavoring but withoutt the bitterness.

No sudsing, almost creamy. Pine hops linger on the middle of the tongue bit without the bitterness.

Stopped by Trillium and loaded up with a bunch of different beers. Went with ratings from BA and first up was Melcher Street. Love it, delicious beer . Repeating this one

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a mildly hazed orange. More chill haze than anything else. The head birthed from the pour is thin but dense and slightly frothy. It leaves sticky lacing.

S-Pretty spectacular aroma. I initially get a bunch of fruity, exotic hop-notes along with a noticeable green onion aspect. Mango, marijuana, garlic, melons. The hoppiness hits all ends of the spectrum but they seem to balance out well.

T-The specifics of the nose are all present yet they melt into one another. Quite a hop concoction. It has a very earthy flavor that I think began with that green onion/garlic portion I found in the nose, I love it. The fruity hoppiness is brimming with guava, mango, melon and papaya...yes, that's specific but these flavors are quite exotic and very concentrated. Citrus and grass as well.

M-Has plenty of body to it. Hop resins are present. Just a tickle of alcohol. Softer carbonation but that may be from the pouring median. Modest bitterness; it's clearly bitter but not excessive.

O-Ho Hum, another Trillium offering that tastes like it was consumed from the cupped hands of Zeus. Love grabbing growlers from these boys; the beer is always delicious and the employees are cool beans.

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Photo of timc100
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another great hazy, bright orange gold trillium offering. Stinkier hop aroma from this one - orange, pineapple. Crisp grapefruit and a biscuity malt.

Incredibly smooth and balanced - very little bitterness, creamy feel. A 750 is no problem to put down in a short amount of time.

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Photo of CoffeePorter
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy, light pineapple yellow in color with a thin, white lacing and minimal head.
S: Melon, pineapple, pine and seems to smell pretty hoppy.
T: Similar to nose, very strong notes of pine with some hoppy bitterness and mild citrus like sweetness.
M: Slight bitterness, hops prickly to the tongue with a nice dry finish.
O: Excellent IPA!!

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice bubbly and creamy head that dissipates somewhat quickly but still leaves a lot of lacing and leaves a film on the top of the beer. The beer itself is a clear orange but with some chill haze that is still see through. The beer color also appears to have slight brown notes. The beer smell is nothing short of divine. The hop notes consist of sweet orange with a bit of grapefruit and mango. Surprisingly, there also appears to be a slight green onion note. The beer taste is similar to the smell but with stronger green onion note and a much stronger grapefruit note. The sweet orange and mango notes are still there but more subdued. There also appears to be a pine resin note in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a very smooth feel. The taste is bitter but not too much. Overall, the beer is another fine addition from Trillium and worth getting at least once.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy and yellow with a thick full head. Smells of citra. Very juicy, with hops and peppery notes. Taste is smooth, bitter, with tropical citrus. Bread-like and bitter aftertaste. Crazy drinkable. Overall this is has to be one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Truly the kind of delicious taste you'd crave. Will definitely be looking for this again whenever Trillium is carrying it.

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Photo of Resuin
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. This was bottled today.

Appearance: Pours a pretty hazy yellowish amber and leaves a couple fingers of fluffy white head that slowly fade to a white layer atop the beer, and plenty of lacing. (4.75)

Smell: Big juicy citrus, some light earthy aromas and pine, light honey. The citrus is wonderful in here. (4.75)

Taste: Big spruce/pine comes out first, along with some pleasant earthy and big bursts of grapefruit, pineapple and more citrus. Supremely smooth and drinkable. Just wonderful. (4.75)

Mouth-feel: Medium body and creamy with medium carb. Great feel, just a little bitter, but it makes this even better. (4.75)

Overall: Possibly the best IPA I've had, and I've had almost all of Trillium's stuff. So drinkable with fantastic citrus and pine flavors throughout. I could drink this every day. (5)

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Photo of huddyball
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours that beautiful hazy golden orange with a thick white head. The head subsides nicely leaving a ton of lacing. Smell is on point with pineapple, mango, citrus, pine, and that standard Trillium pale ale yeast. The taste matches the aroma with a pit more of the piny/resinous character leading the pack. Finishes with a ton of citrus rind and light resin. The overall feel is nice. A bit dry.

Overall this is just another solid offering from my friends to the south.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

really and truly one of the best india pale ales ever. its murky and yeasty and pale almost beige, wallpaper looking, but super heady and fluffy and sexy, looks like I want it to, raw and fresh as they come. the nose is the best feature of this one. it smells like a bubbling cauldron of all my favorite hop strains, just more bold and fresh and alive and upbeat and forward than any other beer, even ones that use the same blend and quantity. the freshness needs to be mentioned, I got a bottle at the brewery, and it was bottled about two hours before I bought it, and les than four hours before I drank it, so you really cant get it any fresher than I did, which is just amazing. this place is a mecca, and even though you cant drink there, the beers they are turning out are among the best on the planet, I have no doubt. pineapple juice and passion fruit and pine and citrus and every half assed hop descriptor we all use all the time, times a million. very intense, and one thing about the flavor is that its also very bitter. a lot of these type ipas never resolve, they don't get bitter, and without a lot of grain flavor, its like a sentence without punctuation, and so the bitterness serves this well, even if its high. it was nicer and nicer as it warmed up, and I almost regret letting it chill as much as I did. the hop profile on this is entirely unique, not like any other beer, and its really hard to describe, almost iron rich like raw spinach or kale or something, lettuce juicy too, crunchy but light, not at all filling, and with the perfect alcohol content. I had a few from these guys so far, with a fair few to go, but this is easily the winner in the early going, one of the best india pales ive ever had.

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Photo of RKing44
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice golden, orange hue with a white foam head. Nose is pure mosaic; tropical, floral and some earthy tones. Taste follows suit with a light white wine presence, almost Nelson like. Good mouthfeel with a bit less carbonation than I was expecting. While FPPA and C St are above this IMO, this is still a solid beer that I wouldn't mind seeing in the regular lineup.

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4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrmattyq
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a chilled glass

This IPA really hits the spot. Overall it has a well rounded flavor.. piny, grassy, grapefruit, well malted. One of the best drinkable IPA's around. Definitely recommend picking one (or more!) up if possible.

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4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dbrulet
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.96/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of boogerisu
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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Melcher Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.